Just a quick post to let everyone know that the design for a few popular Nagoya antennas has been changed slightly. On the popular NA-701 and NA-771 antennas, the base is now cone shaped, transitioning more smoothly from large to small. The lettering is also different: it is now silver instead of blue with larger print, and the specific frequency range has been replaced with "VHF/UHF".
Normally we probably wouldn't point out such slight cosmetic changes, but we hear frequent reports of "fake" or "knock-off" Nagoya antennas. We just want our customers to be aware that they may be getting something a little different than before, and not to worry. When buying Nagoya antennas, always be sure you're purchasing from an authorized Nagoya dealer (like us!)
A common annoyance with the Nagoya NA701 and NA771 antennas was a "gap" between the radio and the antenna on certain radio models - in particular the mega-popular Baofeng UV-5R. While this didn't hurt performance, it wasn't very pretty and led to many ham radio operators to fill the gap with a rubber washer or two. Well the new design has more of a "lip" at the base, eliminating much of this gap!